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The Weakness Behind Discover Your Strengths

The Weakness Behind Discover Your Strengths

Recruiting and retaining talent is the highest priority in many companies. Discovering employee strengths is a popular strategy. Why wouldn’t management want to know if a candidate or employee had “the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance in a specific activity?” (That by the way is the definition of strength according to Gallup.) As a […]

Moody Managers Bad for Performance Reviews?

Shhh! Do you hear those painful cries and sighs emanating from behind company walls?  Those aren’t from the goblins and witches but employees and managers. The reason: It’s annual performance review time! As if the mere mention performance reviews isn’t enough to set off a passionate debate over their value, recent research on how moods […]

The Absurdity of the Annual Performance Review

The Absurdity of the Annual Performance Review

The annual performance review has a big bulls-eye on it. Nearly every day I receive an alert, newsletter, or magazine criticizing and critiquing its ineffectiveness. Despite the near unanimous agreement on the importance of giving employee’s feedback, the implementation of employee appraisals verges on absurdity. At the core of the absurdity lies the issue that […]

How Management Can Improve Performance Reviews

Annual performance reviews are under attack. Some experts even boast that employee performance appraisals are dead. But whether you support them or abhor them, one thing seems to gather common ground – the performance review process needs to be improved.  Many management teams are still unsure as to how to effectively leverage an employee’s review […]

It’s Performance Review Season! Can You Feel The Tension?

Managers and employees are buzzing about the annual performance review. Unfortunately the anticipation isn’t necessarily positive. Let’s be honest. The review meeting has become little more than a song-and-dance ritual. If it wasn’t for HR’s mandate that every employee must have this annual appraisal to document performance for the employee file, annual reviews would never […]

Halo Effect: 4 Conditions To Avoid During Employee Evaluations

Halo Effect: 4 Conditions To Avoid During Employee Evaluations

The termination and subsequent replacement of any employee is painful. And the retention of an under-performing manager, especially a senior manager, is like self-inflicting a wound. There is never a good time and it is always more expensive. Everything we do anymore needs to be done yesterday. The problem solving requirements for managers today are […]